INTERVIEW WITH ALI CEVIK
1. How did you get into the sport
I’ve been in trouble with the law multiple times and I use this sport as my escape and dedicate myself to it. Once I walk into the gym for practice, I leave all the issues I have at the door and forget about them.
2. What’s your favourite strike/submission to use in any fight?
Anything involving using my elbow, especially at someone’s head.
3. Who is your biggest inspiration?
Jose Aldo is my biggest inspiration.
4. Which team are you training with in preparation for your next bout?
I’m working with one of the best fight teams in Australia, the KMA Top Team.
5. Do you like to stand with your opponents or take them to the ground?
To be honest, I’ve never had anyone go toe to toe with, everyone seems to do what they’re comfortable with. The fans want to see a fight, not a wrestling fight and I love to stand and bang.
6. What does it mean (for you) to be a fighter?
Being a fighter means a lot. I always try and learn from my losses and get up when I’ve been knocked down and to move forward. My motto to constantly “attack, attack!”. Being a professional athlete isn’t easy as people may think. It takes a lot of discipline and sacrifice from myself. I feel like I have a lot to lose, that’s why I’m always confident with myself because I leave no room for error whatsoever!
7. What holes do you see in Ben Games game?
I haven’t seen him fight, to be honest. If anything, he should be worried about what I’m going to bring to the table.
8. What separates you from every other fighter in your division?
I’m not doing this sport for the sake of it or, as a hobby. When I fight, I mean business. People come to the fights to see me win and lose, either way I’m selling tickets, and that’s just business.
9. If you could have one dream fight with anyone, who would it be?
It’s not what I want it’s what needs to be done. Definitely a re-match with Abel Brites.
10. How do you see yourself beating Ben Games
I’m going to put him to sleep